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Unemployment insurance claims in Washington state nearing record high

The Department of Labor (DOL) released data yesterday showing that the percent change in unemployment insurance (UI) claims in Washington state has approached a record...Read More

A conversation about faith with Lt. Governor Habib

Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib surprised onlookers last week when he announced that he would not seek re-election in the fall. That a 38 year old...Read More

Party leaders unite in bipartisan letter on COVID-19

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins, Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler and House Minority Leader JT Wilcox published a bipartisan...Read More

Rep. Pramila Jayapal says COVID-19 is exposing a “vulnerable and unprepared” health care system

On a national live stream with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and a number of health experts, Seattle congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington’s 7th congressional district...Read More

How “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” will be enforced

Following Governor Jay Inslee’s statewide “Stay home, Stay Healthy” order, the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) outlined how they plan to approach...Read More

States have limited options to boost short-term economic growth

State governments moved quickly to the forefront of fighting the spread of the novel coronavirus, increasing resources for public health efforts, closing schools, and mobilizing...Read More

Morning Wire: Latest on COVID-19, Lt. Gov.’s race, Kamau Chege

We live in scary, interesting, and consequential times. We are writing the playbook now for how to manage existential community crises. We’re likely to have...Read More

Inslee announces “Stay home, stay healthy” order

Tonight, Gov. Jay Inslee spoke directly to Washingtonians to announce he will sign a statewide order that requires everyone in the state to stay home....Read More

Wire Insider: Kamau Chege

Kamau Chege is the manager of the Washington Census Alliance, a statewide coalition of 55 organizations led by and working in communities of color. Ahead...Read More

Washington’s 2020 presidential primary saw a record high-turnout

A record number of voters turned out for Washington’s March 10 presidential primary. According to vote counts certified Friday by Secretary of State Kim Wyman,...Read More